Foods that Start with P

How many foods that start with P can you name without checking it on google?

Sometimes, even when you think harder, you cannot list down more than five foods that start with the letter P. It can be laborious to find the names of foods you have never used or heard of before. That is when you must head to our website quickly. In this article, you will find a list of foods whose names begin with the letter P, neatly arranged for you.

Foods that Start with P

Read this article to the end to get familiar with all the foods that start with P.

1. Pumpkin Pie

pumpkin pie

If you want to surprise your loved ones with something special, prepare a delicious pumpkin pie. Just do not tell right away about the composition of the filling, let the household try to guess! The fact is that its taste is so exquisite that few people would think of a pumpkin. And the fragrant nut-cinnamon sprinkle completely confuses all the cards. 

2. Paella

spanish paella

Paella is real pride and symbol of Spanish cuisine, a rice dish that is very popular in many countries around the world. It turns out very tasty, satisfying, aromatic. A bright dish is able to decorate family dinners and lavish celebrations. Be sure to cook and delight your loved ones with Mediterranean delights! 

3. Pak-choy

pak choy

There are a number of useful properties of Pak Choy cabbage. Due to the fact that this vegetable belongs to low-calorie foods, it can be easily consumed during the period of weight loss and to maintain an ideal shape. The use of Pak-Choy cabbage is an excellent prevention of constipation, as well as cleansing the intestines from toxins, cholesterol, and other harmful decay products.

4. Pakora


Pakora is a traditional Indian dish. It is widely known not only in India, but also in other Asian countries. Represents vegetables in dough (batter), fried until crispy and incomparably tender inside.

5. Pancakes


The ability to cook homemade thin pancakes will never be superfluous: they can be an excellent lifesaver in a variety of situations. The simplest thing that comes to mind is breakfast. Pancakes are prepared quite quickly, which is very important in the morning, and everyone loves them. 

6. Paneer

Grilled Paneer Cheese

Paneer cheese is very easy to make at home. I also think that homemade cheese has a curdier texture than commercially pressed pressed cheese. But if you bought Paneer cheese at the supermarket, you will have more time to prepare a variety of Indian dishes: palak paneer – cheese with spinach, matar paneer, etc.

7. Panettone


It is a famous italian bread. Usually panettone is decorated modestly, fondant made of starch and proteins that remain after the dough is prepared. There may be additions in the form of crystal sugar, almond petals, or nuts. This minimalistic decor allows baked goods to be stored longer and not spoil. 

8. Papaya


Papaya is an exotic fruit native to countries with tropical climates. Ripe, ripe papaya is round or elongated like a melon. The color is amber, yellow, reddish, or green. The pulp looks unusual. Inside, the Thai exotic fruit has many black seeds, and the flesh itself is bright orange. Papaya’s taste is sweet and juicy. The fruit is rich in vitamins B, C, D and carotene.

9. Parfait


Parfait is an ice cream that is liked by a very large part of the population as it combines the coolness and soft texture of ice cream with the favorite flavor of nuts and fruits. 

10.  Parmesan

parmesan cheese for vin. | Rachel | Flickr

The word “parmesan” is the French version of the Italian name, and it is this that has spread throughout the world. Parmesan  is a long-maturing Italian hard cheese made from cow’s milk.

11. Parsley


Fresh parsley has a superior taste, aroma, and nutrients compared to dried parsley. Choose parsley with green, shiny leaves and hard stalk. Avoid buying bunches of parsley that have withered or yellowed leaves. If you buy dried parsley, prefer the organic one.

Parsley should be added towards the end of the cooking process so that they can better retain their flavor, color, and nutritional value.

12. Passata


Sauce “Passata” is the “base-basis” of Italian cuisine, it is mashed and boiled tomatoes, later on, the basis of the trade winds are prepared a variety of sauces for pasta, pizza, lasagna.

13. Passion Fruit

Passion Fruit

Passion fruit is a round or oval fruit of yellow, red, or purple color, with a juicy pulp filled with numerous seeds. The purple passionfruit has a smaller fruit size but a richer aroma and sweeter taste than yellow, so yellow fruits are used primarily for juicing, while red and purple ones are prized for their delicious pulp. Only ripe fruits are eaten. Usually, they are eaten raw: cut in two and eat the pulp with a spoon.

14. Pasta

pasta dish

In Italy, almost all flour products are called pasta. However, traditionally, the word “pasta” denotes the so-called pasta, which is prepared from a mixture of wheat flour and water (or flour, water, and eggs), as well as dishes from these products. 

15. Pastrami


Pastrami prepared using Texas technology is a real meat delicacy that has long become popular in the West. And to cook such meat deliciously takes a huge amount of effort and time but is worth all the effort.

16. Pavlova

The Perfect Pavlova

Pavlova – what is it? It is a cake made with meringue (whipped proteins), with a thin crispy crust and a weightless soufflé inside. By the same principle, you can prepare this dessert in the form of a cake! Everything is limited only by your imagination!

17. Paw Paw

Paw-paw Fruit

Pawpaw is the Indian name for the fruit, which in botany is commonly called azimina. Surprisingly, the plant has many other names – Mexican banana, Nebraska banana, and even American papaya. They all say that the fruits of the paw-paw are very similar to the fruits of banana and papaya.

18. Peach


Peach is a great summer fruit, very juicy, and a good thirst quencher. The stone in different varieties of peach is attached to the pulp in different ways. Fruit pulp comes in a variety of colors – yellow, pink, orange, and white. Peaches are a great ingredient for sweets, adding delicate flavors to fruit salad, pancakes, ice cream, and buttercream. 

19. Peanut Butter

An open jar of peanut butter

Peanut butter is obtained from the fruit of the peanut. It has a pleasant sweetish taste and a pronounced nutty smell. The scope of application of peanut butter is diverse, from cooking to cosmetology and pharmaceuticals. Moreover, it is among the healthiest foods that start with P.

20. Peanuts


Peanuts are popular in various forms roasted in and without shell, sweet and salty. On its basis, the main delicacy of children and adults in the United States is prepared peanut butter. Nuts are added to confectionery and chocolate. Peanuts are one of the main sources of vegetable oil, which is practically not inferior to olive oil in taste and health.

21. Peas


Hulled peas are very hard and are suitable only for soups and cereals: they hardly boil over even during prolonged cooking and give the dish a thick consistency and mouth-watering aroma. In its raw form, its fruits, which in everyday life are called “pods”, can be dipped in the sauce for a brighter taste. Asian cooks use this kind of “pod” peas as a garnish for fish or add to various vegetable dishes.

22. Peking Duck

peking duck

Peking duck is a  very popular and famous Chinese dish. Since ancient times, there have been two ways to roast Peking duck: hanging over a fire and roasting in an oven with a gradual change in temperature. The process of preparing the carcass and marinating the poultry is long, but the result is worth it.

23. Pear


Fruits have a variety of colors, almost transparent white, light and dark yellow, brown, red-orange, and all shades of greens. The flesh of some pears fruits is juicy and flow out with juice, others are difficult to cut, their flesh is so firm and crunchy. In the pulp of pears, grains are often clearly felt.

24. Pecans


This nut is similar to the walnut, which is closely related to it but has an oblong shape and a smooth, thin shell. On the other hand, there are no partitions. The kernels taste like walnuts but are softer, softer, and sweeter. The dessert called pecan pie is one of the most famous foods in America.

25. Pemmican

Pemmican is a food concentrate made from dried meat and dried berries or dried fruits. Both American Indians and Siberian hunters took him on a long journey. I think that all peoples have their own recipe for preparing such a product. Pemmican can be added when preparing soups or cereals, and if there is no way to cook hot food, you can have a snack with pemmican.

26. Pesto


Pesto is a traditional Italian sauce originally from Liguria. The name of the sauce comes from the verb “pestato, pestare”, which in Italian means ‘trample, grind, crush’. The Ligurian recipe is based on fresh basil leaves and extra virgin olive oil from Liguria, garlic, pine nuts, Parmigiano Reggiano, and Pecorino cheeses. 

27. Perch fish


Excellent taste is what characterizes perch meat. In addition, the perch has a relatively small number of bones. At the same time, the amount of meat in the perch is not that much, so when frying, you should use more oil or it is better to cook perch-based soup.

28. Pheasant


The pheasant bird has very juicy meat, but rather lean. Modern chefs bake the poultry in oiled parchment with tomatoes, onions, parsley, and peppers. It is very good to serve sweetish sauces with pheasant, the best of which is quite simple, wild berries stewed in red wine with a little honey and freshly ground black pepper.

29. Piccalilli

Piccalilli deviled eggs

Picalilli is a Christmas cold appetizer culinary recipe that has become a tradition in England. The food surprises with both its taste and preparation. Easy enough recipe, I read it in the cookbook of English cuisine, can be used as a side dish.

30. Pie

Cream Pie

I’ll tell you about a very simple and quick apple pie. Its trick is that the dough turns out to be decently dense, but at the same time, it crumbles nicely when you cut a triangle or break it with a fork. In the form of 18 centimeters, it comes out decently high, you put a piece on a plate, pour a little melted ice cream and this is bliss.

31. Pegionplum


Pigeon plum is a small berry native to a tropical tree that is widespread on the shores of the islands of the Caribbean archipelago. It is characterized by small size (up to 1 cm in diameter), thin dark purple skin, and pulp with an intensely sour taste, which complicates the use of this fruit for culinary purposes. pigeon plum is used in the treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, as well as as a sedative. 

32. Pike fish

pike fish

Pike meat is dense, it has an easily recognizable taste and aroma, slightly oozing. The most popular pike recipes are whole stuffed pike, pike baked in the oven, pike cutlets. To stuff the pike, remove the skin from it, separate the meat from the ridge, mix the meat with vegetables (cereals, mushrooms, etc.), and then gently stuff the skin with this minced meat.

33. Pilaf


Pilaf in a cauldron is rightfully considered the most popular type of this dish. Real pilaf is made from lamb and with the addition of many aromatic spices. But not everyone loves the lamb, so you can use any other meat as well.

34. Pineapple


These fruits are a large (up to 2 kg) compound fruit, similar to a conifer cone, golden brown in color, with a bunch of short leaves at the top. The historical homeland of pineapple is considered to be Brazil. Like most fruits, pineapple contains many useful things: vitamins and trace elements. 

35. Pink Pearl Apple

Pink Pearl

The fruits of Pink Pearl are of medium size, yellow-green or creamy in color with almost transparent skin. The pulp is bright red with a rainbow tint. The fruits of the apple tree are large (150-200 g on average), juicy, fine-grained, have a tart taste with the smell of raspberries and grapefruit.

36. Pistachios


Pistachio nuts are used for confectionery like ice cream, sweets, baked goods. They are mixed with chocolate, honey, added to pies, baklava, cookies. Nuts go well with seafood and meat, they are baked, stuffed with pates.

37. Pita Bread

Falafel Food Pitta Bread

Pita is a round bread with a “pocket” inside. Most often, pita serves as a base for various sandwiches. Meat, cutlets, vegetables are put into the “pocket”, greased with various sauces, etc. You can experiment endlessly with pita fillings it all depends on your tastes and preferences.

38. Pizza


I am quite sure it is the majority of people’s favorite among the foods that start with P. It was originated in Italian but now it is available in every corner of the world. It has different flavors and toppings but cheese is the most important of them.

39. Plum


Today there are several hundred varieties of plum, ranging in color from white and yellow to green and purple; by softness from tender and juicy to hard, and tastes from very sweet to unbearably tart. Large, sweet dessert plums are usually eaten raw. They are added to fruit salads, baked goods, ice cream, and other desserts. Sour and small plums are used to make compotes, preserves, jam, and marmalade.

40. Poached Eggs

Poached eggs

Poached eggs are very tender. The yolk becomes creamy, and the white becomes soft and velvety. Agree that breakfast, complemented by such a dish, causes completely different impressions.

41. Polenta

Beef and Polenta

Polenta is a dish made from corn flour, a kind of thick porridge, a side dish, or an independent dish if served with additives in the form of meat, anchovies, etc. It is most common in the northern regions of Italy. 

42. Pollock Fish

 Pollock fish

Pollock has a high nutritional value, it is fried, stewed, baked, fish soups, cold and hot snacks are prepared. But since its meat is dry (all the fat is concentrated in the liver), stewing is considered the best way to cook pollock, including with vegetables. The taste of pollock is not pronounced, rather it is neutral, therefore, spicy and aromatic seasonings are often used in its preparation.

43. Pomegranate


Pomegranate is a thermophilic fruit, therefore it grows best in the Middle East, Caucasus, Africa, and Asia. Everything is useful in a pomegranate: each part of it contains substances and trace elements that are used both in cooking and in medicine. Pomegranate is difficult to find equal in terms of the number of vitamins and minerals: thanks to a number of studies, scientists have found that it reduces the risk of developing various diseases.

44. Pomelo


The fruit is large in size, 15-25 cm in diameter, weighing 1-2 kg, light green to yellow when ripe, with white (or rarely pink or red) flesh and winged leaf stems. Externally it resembles a large grapefruit with thicker skin, however, it lacks its characteristic strong bitter taste. The origin of this fruit, like most citrus fruits, is from Southeast Asia, as well as from the regions of Indochina.

45. Pompano


Pompano (Pompanito) is a fish of the horse mackerel family. The meat is white, juicy, and soft with a very pleasant taste. It could be fried or stewed.

46. Popcorn


Another common snack among the foods that start with P. The popcorn is made from corn kernels which expands and fluffs after being heated.

47. Porridge


Porridge is a separate, very special kind of dish made from cereals and some legumes. In the preparation of porridge, each cereal has its own characteristics. For example, buckwheat is advised to fry in a dry frying pan to enhance the aroma of cereals, millet – pour boiling water, pearl barley – soak for several hours.

48. Potato


Potatoes are perhaps the most versatile product used in almost all cuisines of the world and in all types of dishes, from soups to desserts. The attractiveness of potatoes is that you don’t need to have rich culinary skills to prepare them: anyone can fry, boil, bake potatoes or make mashed potatoes. 

49. Potato Salad

 Potato Salad

As the main material is new small potatoes with their skin that after boiling, are cut only with a fork, to create grease and with it a rudimentary puree that will become part of the sauce in the mix. Use your imagination and add different veggies to it.

50. Pound Cake

pound cake

Once upon a time, the pound cake (so named because of the equal amount of basic ingredients) was a favorite dessert in its own right. but these days pound cake is a great base for desserts and other dishes like breakfast.

51. Pretzel


Pretzel is the popular thin, salty pastry, shaped loose knot. It is prepared from flour, yeast, water, and salt. It is a baked product made from dough and has a characteristic knot shape with three holes. The recipe comes from Europe, possibly from monks in the early Middle Ages. 

52. Prickly pear

Prickly Pear

The fruits of the prickly pear are yellow, green, or red, pear-shaped, covered with thorns, up to seven and a half centimeters long. Initially, the fruits are round in shape, and then gradually lengthen. The inside of the fruit contains a whitish translucent pulp, sweet taste, with rather large seeds. This fruit is a rich source of dietary fiber, as well as vitamin C, calcium, and phosphorus.

53. Profiterols


Profiteroles are culinary products made from choux pastry. Many different foods can be added to choux pastry, from spices to cheese. It all depends on how exactly you are going to use it. If you want to add spices, do it at the same time as the flour. If the product is heavier, then after the eggs have been driven in. You can deep-fry the profiteroles and then stuff.

54. Ponkan


It differs from other species in its not very thick skin. Most often, ponkan is eaten fresh, which is not surprising given its deliciously sweet taste and aroma. In cooking, these fruits are used to prepare various dishes as spices, as well as the main ingredients in fruit salads and desserts. Also, quite often, jam, marmalade, and all kinds of soft drinks, from juices to cold tea, are produced from ponkans. 


That’s all about the foods that start with P. How many of it you didn’t know about? I didn’t know more than a couple of them and it is totally fine. Now I am aware of all the foods with letter P. I hope you enjoyed the list and learned a little something from it. I’ll be back with another list. Till then, goodbye and take care.

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